Homework

OAR Show My Homework

The Show My Homework site is a simple online homework calendar showing homework information, deadlines and attachments for students. The site can be accessed by clicking here

Information

Why do we set homework?

At Outwood Academy Ripon we believe that homework should consist of meaningful and worthwhile tasks or projects designed to extend the learning of the student outside the classroom and to:

  • extend and support classwork
  • consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding
  • extend and support every child’s learning
  • develop the skills of an Independent Learner
  • develop Deep Learners rather than Surface Learners
  • allow students to gain and practise the skills and knowledge that they will be required to reproduce in assessment situations such as exams
  • develop abilities in time management and organisation essential in life and beneficial to students as they leave the Academy and progress to university or enter the workforce

How and where should homework be recorded?

*Homework will normally be recorded on the Outwood Academy Ripon ‘Show My Homework’ system and/or in students’ planners’ and the last sentence of that section to ’this will enable both students and parents/carers to review Show My Homework or the planner each evening to ensure that students meet each deadline.

What sort of work is set?

Homework should be meaningful, interesting and worthwhile. It should support development of the specific subject the student is learning. It might consist of:

  • short tasks
  • longer projects or coursework.

How much homework is set?

The amount of homework set will be dependent on the subject, year group of the student and the nature of the work:

  • short tasks – such as My Maths homework – might take half an hour each week
  • longer projects lasting over half a term or coursework may take several hours in total.

How long will students get to complete the work?

Homework deadlines may vary depending on the subject, year group of the student and the nature of the work:

  • short tasks may have a deadline of one week
  • longer projects or coursework may have a deadline of half a term.

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